Mickey Mouse’s birthday – commemorating 90 years of magic
On November 18th it is the 90th anniversary since Mickey Mouse first appeared in the cartoon ‘Steamboat Willie’. As well as a whole host of birthday celebrations, Disney are also releasing a number of new limited edition collectors’ items to celebrate this special anniversary of the world’s most famous and loved mouse. Alongside this, a number of brands have teamed up with Disney to produce 90th birthday versions of some of their own iconic products.
Let’s take a look at what’s available…
Mickey Mouse’s 90th Anniversary Edition Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones
Designed in a cool grey and with big cushioned ear muffs, the wireless headphones are cute as a button, featuring Mickey in classic red and yellow. Priced at £279.95, the headphones are available through Apple and Disney from 11th November.
Mickey Mouse Memories Collection
Disney has been releasing a series of stackable mugs and pin sets as part of Mickey’s celebratory year. With 12 pin sets and 12 mugs to collect, each release has its own colour way and unique feel. For just £15 for each pin set and £12.50 for each mug, this is an accessible and affordable way to get in on the collectible Mickey merchandise.
Disney X Vans Collection
Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday is a great excuse to celebrate classic Disney and all that it stands for. So as an America brand associated with old school classics, Vans is the perfect collab for this special birthday celebration. From Classic Slip-Ons to Old Skool Shoes, Sk8-Hi Zips to Vans Authentic sneakers, there are sneakers for the whole family. And it doesn’t stop with footwear – there are also bags, hoodies, t-shirts, hats and sweaters, all in bright, bold designs inspired by Mickey.
You can shop the whole range of over 50 pieces here.
Coach, Kate Spade and More
If you like your bags more designer than ‘old skool’, Disney’s collection of designer collaboration bags and wallets is the place for you. Featuring items including a Kate Spade Minnie Mouse Francis Tote and Minnie Mouse City Zip Tote by Coach, these bags not only have their own unique style, but are made using quality, high-end materials.
Disney x Cath Kidston Collaboration
Alongside all-American brands, a couple of British designers have got in on the collaborative action too. Cath Kidston has joined up with Disney to create some gorgeous homeware, bags and accessories. The 17 piece collection includes bags, purses, plates and Christmas baubles adorned with Mickey, Minnie and friends. As limited edition pieces, these are set to fly off the shelves. Visit the Cath Kidston site for more details.
Kelly Hoppen Disney Collection
Another British designer taking part in Mickey’s birthday celebrations is Kelly Hoppen, who has created a unique and diverse collection inspired by the legendary mouse. The range, which features four wall murals and four wallpaper designs in a range of colourways, means you can bring all the fun associated with Mickey Mouse into the very fabric of your home. You can shop the range on Graham & Brown’s website.